Tattoo Tuesday




Name or Alias: Missy Anderson (a.k.a Ruby Rose)
Age: 31
Occupation: Stay Home Wife/Mommy/Head Doll of The Michigan Modified Dolls
Age of first tattoo: 18

Favorite tattoo: That's a tough one! ;) I guess it would be my son's name and footprints on my inner right forearm. No matter how big he gets, I can look at my arm and remember exactly how small he once was.

Featured tattoo/location: Start of tropical themed sleeve / upper right arm

Artist/shop/location of feature tattoo: Roman Costa / Timeless Tattoo / Kansas City, MO

About your featured tattoo - is there a background story about why you chose it, or maybe a special meaning? I have always wanted a tropical sleeve with bright colors, flowers, etc. I had a hibiscus vine done on each arm years ago by another artist at Timeless Tattoo. In the vines, I have my husband's name (right arm) and late Grandma's name (left arm) in an old form of Celtic lettering called Ogham. So, being that my husband and I spent our honeymoon in tropical Jamaica, I wanted the sleeve to be on my right arm, around his name. I went to Roman and told him that I wanted to start a sleeve on the right arm, but didn't want to lose the vine and name in it. I told him some flowers I wanted, that I wanted a waterfall, etc. and told him to use he creative mind and draw something up. And he came back with something more than I imagined! I had the flowers done in my Mom's favorite colors, for a little tribute to her. I love everything about the start of my sleeve, especially how he kept the vine as a central focal point and how he took my waterfall idea and made it double awesome (literally - he made a double waterfall). I can't wait to get back to KC and have him finish it up! :-)

2) Do you have any other tattoos? If so, what do you have and where? I have a large fairy across my upper back, small tribal on my lower back, a butterfly & rose on my right ankle and an owl above my right knee.
3) Do you plan on getting more? For sure!! I want to finish the sleeve on my right arm, get another owl above my left knee, add more to my back piece...and so many more, lol!



4) How do your family and friends feel about your tattoo(s)? Have you run into any adversity or negativity because of them? My family has always been very supportive. My Mom has several, as well as my sisters and cousins. In fact, my Mom, sisters and I are planning on getting matching tattoos together. We all live far apart, so whenever we're missing each other, we'll be able to look at our tattoos and know we're always together in spirit.

5) What's the most interesting experience you've ever had in regards to your tattoos? When I was working a convention for The Modified Dolls in Las Vegas, some older business men came by and was asking about who we were and what we were doing. I told him about the organization, etc. They then asked me, how we all got jobs, with the amount of tattoos we had. So, I told him that before I became a stay home mom/wife, I was a Senior Executive Assistant, and that I had many tattoos but never showed them due to my profession. A lot of my co-workers didn't know about my tattoos until we were out for a non-work related event, and I wore a sleeveless shirt. I even worked for one of the top three executives for a National bank. I kept my hair one simple color (nothing bright), was only allowed to wear one pair of earrings, had to remove my nose ring and had to wear a suit daily. Again, my boss and co-workers had no idea how decorated I was underneath. The men were shocked, speechless. I simply told them having tattoos and piercings have no effect on how professional one can be or change their work ethic. And I am proof of that! ;)

6) Any advice for those interested in getting tattooed but haven't gotten one yet? Do your research - make sure the artist/shop is reputable (clean, etc.) and make sure what you are getting is something you'll still want to see when you're 80. Don't let people talk you out of it.  If you want it, get it...if you don't, then don't...it's your body, your decision.


7) What is your least favorite part of being tattooed? Do you have any stories/advice to people who are not tattooed? My least favorite part is the healing process. I'm an impatient healer, lol!  I will gladly sit in the chair and under the needles longer if that meant there was no itchy, ugly peeling afterwards. ;)

Nearly Famous Pinup Wednesday ~ Rose Ballentine


// Rose Ballentine // Website // 

Age: 20

Occupation: Freelance Model

Where are you from: Independence, MO

Favorite photographer to work with: Keith Foster

Artist/Photographer/location of featured photo(s):
1. Photog: Keith Foster
MUA/Hair: Courtnie Marie Ross

2. Photog: Presley Ann
MUA: Tekoah Ferro
Hair: Mitsu Sato Hair Academy

3. Photog: Keith Foster
MUA/Hair: Mitsu Sato Hair Academy
Wardrobe: Brenan Bruning

How long have you been modeling/enjoying photography?
I've been modeling for two years.

Who are your favorite Pinup Models?
You of course! ;) And definitely Dita Von Teese


Past or present inspiration? America's Next Top Model was what inspired me to become a model. I applied recently and hope to hear back soon! :)

What are some of your favorite clothing lines?
Honestly, I don't tend to focus on clothing lines that much. I even enjoy occasionally shopping at antique and thrift stores for clothes. I have a very diverse style and wear whatever appeals to me.

Favorite Designers?
A few local ones I've walked for;
Chuck Coleman
Celine Colins

If you could shoot with any photographer, past or present, who would it be?
I would keep working with Keith Foster. He was my first professional shoot and one of my best friends. He's been there for me through every kind of thick and thin and I consider him the most reliable, respectful, and overall professional photographer I've ever had the pleasure of working with. :)





What is your favorite color and why?
I've had several different favorite colors over the years. However, the one that I adore looking at and wearing the most is blue. I consider every shade of blue my favorite color.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead who would it be?
If I had to choose, it would have to be someone who has already passed. And in that case, I would love to dine with Freddie Mercury. That man would've been a blast to have a dinner conversation with!!

How did you get your model name?
It used to be my favorite name, but after some thought, I chose my own name. I know most models and artists create a "stage name" to live by, but I'm perfectly content
with using my own. Besides, my legal name already sounds like an alias. Lol

What is your favorite city to visit and why?
St. Augustine, FL
It is the oldest city in the US and has the most beautiful shoreline and old buildings.

Do you have a favorite song or artist?
Let's go with song because that isn't heard too often. Most people find it hard to select a favorite song because there are so many to choose from. Be that as it may, I can never find myself changing this song when it comes on. I guess that's why it's my favorite. :)
Disease by Matchbox Twenty.




Tattoo Tuesday



Name or Alias: Christine Roby
Age: 25
Occupation: Active Duty Air Force
Age of first tattoo: 18
Favorite tattoo: Sugar skull
Featured tattoo/location: shoulder blade
Artist/shop/location of feature tattoo: Jeremy Miller/ Pigment Dermagraphics/ Austin TX

1) about your featured tattoo- is there a background story about why you chose it, or maybe a special meaning?
I love traditional tattoos and I love to put a new age twist on them. My sugar skull is absolutely different than any other sugar skull you will ever see, and that's important to me. Taking tradition and making it modern.

2) Do you have any other tattoos? If so, what do you have and where? I have 14 tattoos. I have a baby owl with a top hat on my under arm, a broken hourglass bleeding into a rose on my outer arm, a lucky 7 horse shoe with 4 aces on my thigh, tribal on both sides of my ribs, headphones on my lower back, and many many more.

3) Do you plan on getting more? I am absolutely addicted to tattoos and will get them for the rest of my life.

4) How do your family and friends feel about your tattoo(s)? Have you run into any adversity or negativity because of them? My dad doesnt believe in body modification, and is extremely Catholic. I cover my tattoos out of respect for him when I visit home, but I display them proudly everywhere else. Being in the military means I have to pay special attention to tattoo placement and size in order to stay within regulations.

5)What's the most interesting experience you've ever had in regards to your tattoos?
I have to say having people from all over the world call me every time I am featured in a tattoo magazine is the most interesting thing they have brought me. My artist travels the world doing tattoo conventions, and has even been on the popular show Ink Masters! I find photos of my tattoos everywhere from magazines to the internet to business cards!

6) Any advice for those interested in getting tattooed but haven't gotten one yet?
You get what you pay for, plain and simple.  Save up your money for quality work, and don't get flash art. You should want your tattoos to be unique and not have the same hello kitty tattoo as 500 other girls. I highly recommend doing your research and travel if you have to! Don't limit yourself to one scratcher in your small hometown who will tattoo you on his couch.


7) What is your least favorite part of being tattooed? Do you have any stories/advice to people who are not tattooed?
Getting tattooed sucks! I hate every minute of it, but being able to express yourself through art on your body is amazing. I never go to my tattoo artist with a drawing of what I want, it would stifle his creativity. I tell him a basic idea like "sugar skull" or "baby owl" and he makes it his own. I love to see the progression his his work, too. Hes been my artist for 5 years and every tattoo is better than the last. 

Nearly Famous Pinup Wednesday ~ Lady KNS





Lady KNS // Website // Facebook //

Age: A Lady never tells!!! 
Occupation: Accountant
Where are you from: St. Louis, MO


Favorite photographer to work with: Paw Paws Print – not only do I get to work with a great photographer but I get to work with my best friend.

Artist/Photographer/location of featured photo(s) Locations are mentioned with name of photographer on the photos attached.

How long have you been modeling/enjoying photography? I have been modeling since 2009.

Who are your favorite Pinup Models? Past or present inspiration? I do not have a favorite Pinup Model.  My inspiration comes from everything and anything past or present.

What is some of your favorite clothing lines? Favorite Designers? I don’t have a favorite clothing line.  For me it is all about what I can find that fits!!

If you could shoot with any photographer, past or present, who would it be? Annie Leibovitz

What is your favorite color and why? My favorite color is blue because it can be calming to royal.



If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead who would it be? My grandma Gladys who passed away when I was a baby.  To have that one chance to talk to her would be priceless.

How did you get your model name?  All the girls in my clique in college had nicknames.  Mine was Lady K.  When I started modeling, I added the rest of my initials.

What is your favorite city to visit and why? St. Louis is my favorite city to visit because I know I am going home to visit family.

Do you have a favorite song or artist?  My favorite song is “Moments in Love” by Art of Noise.  I find it to be relaxing and sensual at the same time.



Tattoo Tuesday





Name or Alias: Darlin Nikki
Age: 30
Occupation: police dispatcher
Age of first tattoo: 19
Favorite tattoo: I love all my tattoos because they each have meaning to me. Currently though my favorite tattoo (which is still in progress) is a my zombie girl based after a Glenn Arthur piece
Featured tattoo/location: Zombie girl, left forearm
Artist/shop/location of feature tattoo: Amy Bug when she was still with Grimm's Tattoo (she's now with Ink Parlor) in Kansas City, MO


about your featured tattoo- is there a background story about why you chose it, or maybe a special meaning?  I've always loved horror and zombie movies it's a genre my mom got me into at a very young age. And I've also been a huge fan of Glenn Arthur's work, so when I saw his zombie girl piece I knew I had to have it as my "mom" tattoo. It covered my mom and mine's love for horror/zombie stuff and the piece also includes a zombie hummingbird which is my mom's favorite bird.


2) Do you have any other tattoos? If so, what do you have and where? I have 3 other tattoos. A Celtic cross on my left shoulder, the quote "I don't want to go to sleep, In all my dreams I drown." (Its lyrics from a song) on my right ribs, and the quote "Alis Volat Propriis" (which means by her own wings she flies?) on my left hip.




3) Do you plan on getting more? Yes, definitely. I already have a few ideas swirling around in my head. Including a Tim Burton inspired sleeve.


4) How do your family and friends feel about your tattoo(s)? Have you run into any adversity or negativity because of them?
My friends are cool with them, as a majority of them are also tattooed. Most of my family is fine with my tattoos. My dad isn't thrilled with them, he doesn't understand the need or desire to decorate one's skin with tattoos. And my oldest sister doesn't seem to quit understand the desire to get a tattoo either. Before I got my zombie girl most people couldn't tell I had them unless I wore a top where you could see my cross Or was in a bikini, but I still heard the comments/questions "Why would you do that to your body??", "Do you have any idea how those will look when you get older??", "Do you realize how that's gonna look if you ever get pregnant??" (In reference to my hip tattoo), etc


5)What's the most interesting experience you've ever had in regards to your tattoos?
The most interesting thing I think is when strangers come up and grab my arm or shoulder to see my tattoo better. Always catches me off guard and I find it rude having my space bubble invaded so much by someone I don't know.


6) Any advice for those interested in getting tattooed but haven't gotten one yet? Choose something that means something to you. Also do your research on artists and talk with them about what you want and if you don't completely love what they draw up say something because this is something that will be on your body forever.


7) What is your least favorite part of being tattooed? Do you have any stories/advice to people who are not tattooed? Least favorite part is when I'm getting a tattoo and I'm not sure how bad it'll sting so I always mentally prepare for the worst pain (which is never as bad as I think it'll be). For those not tattooed and wanting to get tattooed everyone's pain tolerance is different, I'm a big wuss to pain but tattoos are tolerable for me, it basically feels like (to me anyway) something scratching across the skin repeatedly the most painful spots for me are skin over bone areas and elbow crease of the arm. And to those not tattooed and don't wish to have one please don't ask someone why they got tattooed, or if they thought about how it'll look when they're older because frankly you're not the first person to say it and honestly it's annoying, because I for one shouldn't feel like I need to defend my tattoos or feel like I'm a bad person for having them.



Credits: Zombie girl tattoo by Amy Bug with Ink Parlor; Celtic cross, rib tattoo, and touch up/re-inking of hip tattoo by Elmo Boyd with Catalyst Arts; original artwork of hip tattoo Josh Allen